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John W. GruenerAge: 79 years18941974

John W. Gruener
Given names
John W.
Birth June 30, 1894 34 32
Birth of a brotherEmil Gruener
September 12, 1895 (Age 14 months)
Birth of a sisterMarie Gruener
February 7, 1897 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 3 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence - http://goo.gl/AZzZyH
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 21 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Death of a maternal grandmotherRosena Lehman
1917 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 22 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://goo.gl/CElxTx
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 23 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history - http://goo.gl/nYVCtq
MarriageSarah Agnes RodneyView this family
before 1925 (Age 30 years)

Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 35 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://goo.gl/MgHbRM
Death of a fatherEmil Robert Gruener
April 28, 1941 (Age 46 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 47 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers - http://goo.gl/QfFDwG
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 55 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union - http://goo.gl/o1FrfM
Death of a motherAnna Marie Naegler
February 14, 1954 (Age 59 years)
Death of a brotherArthur Edward Gruener
August 18, 1962 (Age 68 years)
Death of a wifeSarah Agnes Rodney
May 24, 1972 (Age 77 years)
Death April 27, 1974 (Age 79 years)
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: September 26, 1887Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA
4 years
elder brother
3 years
-5 years
elder sister
8 years
younger sister
-17 months
younger brother
Emil Gruener
Birth: September 12, 1895 35 33Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Death: April 1984Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Family with Sarah Agnes Rodney - View this family
Marriage: before 1925

  1. Generation 1
    1. John W. Gruener, son of Emil Robert Gruener and Anna Marie Naegler, was born on June 30, 1894 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan and died on April 27, 1974 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California at the age of 79. He married Sarah Agnes Rodney before 1925. She was born on July 11, 1889 in Massachusetts, USA and died on May 24, 1972 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California at the age of 82.